Cross Country (Grades 6-8)

About Cross Country

Middle school cross-country is open to all 6th - 8th grade boys and girls. Participants will run a two-mile course. Co-ed cross-country will run approximately eight weeks in length.

Season Start & End Dates

Monday, August 21st, 2017 - Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

Practice Schedule

  • Practices will run 4-5 days a week after school at each middle school.

East Middle School Practice Schedules

What to bring to practice:

  • Running shoes, shorts, t-shirt, athletic pants, a jacket, and a water bottle with your student's name on it.

What not to bring to practice:

  • No cell phones, iPods, or anything requiring ear buds will be allowed at practice.

EMS Girls

Week 1 - Practice will be held at the Civic Center, students to meet in Courtyard by Civic Center Building Entrance Doors

  • Mon. 8/21 - 8 am - 10 am
  • Wed. 8/23 - 8 am - 10 am
  • Fri. 8/25 - 8 am - 10 am

Week 2 - Practice will be held at the Civic Center, students to meet in Courtyard by Civic Center Building Entrance Doors

  • Mon. 8/28 - 8 am - 10 am
  • Wed. 8/30 - 8 am - 10 am

Week 3 - First week of school - Remainder of the season

  • Practices will be held immediately after school dismissal to 4:15 pm at East Middle School on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
    • No practice will be held if there is no school for the day.

EMS Boys

Week 1 - Practice will be held at the Civic Center, students to meet in Courtyard by Civic Center Building Entrance Doors

  • Mon. 8/21 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm 
  • Tues. 8/22 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wed. 8/23 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Week 2 - Practice will be held at the Civic Center, students to meet in Courtyard by Civic Center Building Entrance Doors

  • Mon. 8/28 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tues. 8/29 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wed. 8/30 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thurs. 8/31 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Week 3 - First week of school

  • Tues. Sept. 5th - Thurs. Sept. 7th - practice will be held at East Middle School from 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Week 4 - Second Week of School - the Remainder of the Year

  • Practices will be held immediately after school dismissal to 4:00 pm at East Middle School on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
    • No practice will be held on meet days.
    • No practice will be held if there is no school for the day.

West Middle School Practice Schedules

What to bring to practice:

  • Running shoes, appropriate clothing, dress in layers.

Week 1 - meet from 8:15 am - 9:15 am at WMS Front Entrance on the following dates:

  • Monday, Aug. 21st
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22nd
  • Thursday, Aug. 24th
  • Friday, Aug. 25th 

Week 2 - meet from 8:15 am - 9:15 am at WMS Front Entrance on the following dates:

  • Monday, Aug. 28th
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29th
  • Thursday, Aug. 31st

Week 3 - First Week of School - practice will be held from the end of day dismissal to 4:15 pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5th
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6th
  • Thursday, Sept. 7th

Week 4 through the remainder of season.

  • Practices will be held everyday from the end of day dismissal to 4:15 pm.
    • Exceptions:
      • Meet Days
      • No practice on the day after a meet, these will be rest days.

Meet Schedules

All meets begin at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 13th - Cadillac Invitational to be held at Mackinaw Trail Middle School
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19th - Cross Country Invitational at East Middle School
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26th - Cross Country Invitational at West Middle School
  • Thursday, Oct. 12th - Woodland Meet begins at 4:30 pm at 7474 Supply Rd., Traverse City, MI 49696

More dates and times will be announced as they become available.

Coaches

East Middle School

West Middle School

Helpful Information

  • Sports Physicals are required for Middle School Cross Country. Physicals must be turned in to the Main Office at East Middle School or the North Wing Office at West Middle School before the start of the season.External LinkDownload sports physical form
  • LEAP will provide each participant with a dri-fit running shirt to keep. The shirt will serve as the jersey for the season.
  • Approximately six meets/invitationals will be held throughout the season, both during the week and on Saturdays.
  • Transportation will be provided when available by TCAPS.
  • In the event school is closed, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policy. There is no guarantee of a make-up date in the case of inclement weather. Missed meets will only be made up if schedules allow.
  • The dates below (in the calendar view) signify the start and end dates of the season, practices and meets will be held on additional days to Mondays and Saturdays. Additional information will be sent separately by your coach.

Participation Fee

  • Cost: $125.00
  • Reduced fees are available to those who qualify for the free and reduced meals program. Participation fees for those that qualify are as follows:
    • Reduced Meals Participation Fee: $70.00 if registered by the deadline.
    • Free Meals Participation Fee: $40.00 if registered by the deadline.

Registration Deadline & Details

  • Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017
  • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.
    • If late registration is available, there will be a $25.00 late fee added to the cost of registration.
  • Register for your school below.
  • If your child does not attend a TCAPS school, select the "Non-TCAPS" option.
    • In an effort to be a good community partner, LEAP will accept non-TCAPS students when possible. Space is limited and enrollment may be capped for various offerings. For high demand activities TCAPS students will receive priority.

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the main school entrance, the LEAP office is located just inside the doors to the right. Summer Office Hours are Mondays & Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. School Year Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.1758 for more information.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.1758). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.

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